[theora] [theora-dev] Slideshow with Ken-Burns Effect

salsaman salsaman at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 07:11:13 PST 2008

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 11:54 AM, <yorn at gmx.net> wrote:

> > Hmm, that is nice, although I see nothing on the website itself using ff
> > 3.0.4 (I had to cut and paste the video file from the page source then dl
> > with wget).
> True, me neither. Ok, it's just a demo - so ..
> >
> > I will have to add this so called Ken Burns effect to LiVES - actually I
> > have already been doing this by resizing, panning and then trimming the
> > center, I had no idea it had a name !
> This effect is used by apple for their slideshows ;-). As I use linux and
> mac I thought it would be a nice to have.
> >
> > Whilst on the subject of LiVES, please note that LiVES was
> > released
> > a few days ago and it has the previously mentioned support for instant
> > opening of ogg/theora files. So I hope you will all go out and test this
> !
> The purpose of the Ogg Video Tools is to have a number of command line
> tools, that could easily be used on the server side with not having a
> hundred cross references to other packages. A few other tools I am working
> on is a resizer (to match a given widthxheight format -> resizing and
> inserting borders, if needed), a tool to create easy thumbnails etc.

Have you looked at imagemagick ? There is also frei0r, which aims to create
a set of basic cross-platform plugins, and is in pretty active development.


> So I think, using LiVES is more focused to be used on the desktop, isn't
> it!?

LiVES is an audio/video server with a GUI front end. It can also be
controlled remotely using OSC, although it is used primarily on the desktop
for VJing and video editing.

Gabriel "salsaman",
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